Friday, April 25, 2008


Since I so often loan my books out, I've decided to start marking my name on the inside cover. Not just so that when one of my friends has a book they'll know it's mine, but also so that I can recognize when a book on my shelf isn't mine. For example, the other day it took me forever to remember if High Fidelity was mine or Abby's. At one point one of us owned HF and the other owned About a Boy, and then we switched. I couldn't remember if we had ever switched back. Finally I remembered that High Fidelity was Abby's, because I bought it for her along with Johnny Cash's autobiography Cash by Johnny Cash.

Now, I have a set of bookplates my mom bought for me when I was little that we never used. I think they're adorable, but I also think they're a little too young for me. I may use some for my children's books that I've kept, like The Magic Grinder and Bridge to Terabithia. Here's what they look like:

Cute, right? But you see what I mean about being too young? I'll probably hold on to them to use when I have children of my own. I think I also have a set of ballet bookplates that I could use, except that I have no idea where they are. I think for now I'll just pencil my name on the inside cover and not worry about bookplates for the time being.

Anyone have an opinion they'd like to share?

Speaking of books I own, I ordered some books off of and one of them arrived this afternoon. I was thrilled, but I was less than thrilled that the seller put his ebay id in the return address instead of his name. Which would be fine if his ebay monicker weren't Mr. Magic. My mom was confused when I recieved a package in the mail from "Mr. Magic" in Rhode Island. I had to explain to her that this guy was just lame and that I hadn't bought any porn or anything. Also, how lame is it that his id is "mr. magic?" Well, I guess they can't all be awesome like mine. I'm mtcfc. In case you were wondering: Yes, it does stand for 'Miranda The Crime Fighting Cheerleader.'

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